04/19/2015 2:41PM

Whiskey Ticket unlikely for Triple Crown after Illinois Derby win

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STICKNEY, Ill. – That the Illinois Derby no longer is a true prep for any Triple Crown race, much less the Kentucky Derby, was emphasized this weekend by the fact that neither the winner of Saturday’s race, Whiskey Ticket, nor the horse he nosed out in victory, Conquest Curlinate, is nominated to the Triple Crown.